No more conversion by 2020: affiliate sets target

The meeting saw a PowerPoint presentation that compared the growth rates of Muslims and Christians with that of Hindus.

Written by Shyamlal Yadav | New Delhi | Published:August 17, 2015 4:00 am
Dharm Jagran Samanway Samtiti, RSS, ghar wapsi, census 2021, DJRS, Mukund Rao Pansikar, india news, news The DJRS is a core affiliate in which the RSS deploys 57 pracharaks, the highest for any RSS-related activity other than its own shakhas. (Source: PTI)

Dharm Jagran Samanway Samtiti, an RSS affiliate, has resolved to stop conversion by 2020 and continue ghar wapsi (reconversion) so that the Hindu population increases by the next census in 2021.

DJRS has pledged to reach in the next five years all areas that have seen people being converted, particularly to Christianity. This target was given to all DJRS state chiefs at a meeting in Mumbai from August 7 to 9, sources said.

The sources quoted their national chief Mukund Rao Pansikar as saying that “we must fulfil our target of stopping all type of conversion activities and increasing efforts of ghar wapsi by 2020.” Pansikar could not be contacted by The Indian Express.

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The sources said many of the 100-odd delegates at the meeting expressed the view that ghar wapsi is more difficult in Muslim-dominated areas than it is among Christians, hence the focus on the latter areas. Also, they felt, most of those converted are from the lower castes and acceptability would not be a problem if they are “reconverted”.

The meeting saw a PowerPoint presentation that compared the growth rates of Muslims and Christians with that of Hindus. The 40 state chiefs — the RSS breaks the country into that many states for convenience — spelt out their individual targets for preventing conversion.

The DJRS is a core affiliate in which the RSS deploys 57 pracharaks, the highest for any RSS-related activity other than its own shakhas. It has many more whole-timers, who unlike pracharaks are paid an honorarium. The highest numbers of whole-timers, over 100, are posted in Chhattisgarh, where DJRS believes conversion among tribals to Christianity is the most rampant.

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    Loki Loki
    Aug 17, 2015 at 8:26 am
    "The problem is that Hindu scriptures are in Sanskrit which most of Hindu brethren do not understand" Have you read Quran in Arabic? I presume you must understand Arabic especially when Muslims claim it must be read in Arabic. "many other Hindu scholars have clearly written that Hindu vedas clear pages talking about Prophet Muhammad" There is a page in Shivapurana, that is the only para I know of, Shiva says he will create a barbaric tribe in the dark age, which Mr Zakir Naik translated as Muslims and Islam. Your peddling that there is a judgement day is silly. Beliefs dont make things true, even if every religion believes the same thing, believes are just beliefs, and blind. "Education is the way forward. People should not forget that everyone has to die" This make a lot of sense when you dont add the creator non-sense at the end
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    Bharat
    Aug 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm
    @Loki Loki - the comment about barbaric tribe was uncalled. stop generalising.. Ozair Akhtar & Loki Loki - If you guys have so much free time in hand then you should try doing something that the society or at least your family would benefit from.
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    Ozair Akhtar
    Aug 17, 2015 at 4:13 am
    Waste of time and energy. Education is the way forward. People should not forget that everyone has to die and that there is Creator to Whom we will return.
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    Ozair Akhtar
    Aug 17, 2015 at 4:48 am
    The problem is that Hindu scriptures are in Sanskrit which most of Hindu brethren do not understand otherwise they won't do such movement. I would suggest that people should read Prof. Upadhyay's book " Antim Rishi" which talks about the wait Hindus are doing about last Guru. Prof. Upadhyay is currently lecturing At Allahabad University. Not only him, many other Hindu scholars have clearly written that Hindu vedas clear pages talking about Prophet Muhammad. People should not have an ego. It's their own life which will eventually come to an end. Therefore, it's imperative that people get right information for their lives.
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    Rama S
    Aug 20, 2015 at 5:03 am
    Problem with Muslim potion raise is that once they become numerical majority in sub-areas, they would start violent separatist movements to create new Islamic countries. China, Russia, Phillipines, etc are also having same problems. So, it is very important that percent of Hindu potion is maintained so that we won't see another bloody parion of the nation. Jai Hind.
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